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It’s Vegan, Not Boring

Earlier this week, my aunt and uncle took me out to lunch at Cafe Indigo in Concord. This was the first time I’d been there during regular business hours rather than their bi-weekly Sunday brunches. And, more importantly, I believe it may have been the first time my aunt had eaten at a strictly vegan establishment period, though I may be wrong about that. Nevertheless, it was significant enough that she knew it would surprise my Dad, her brother, and was excited for me to break the news to him. :)

You could tell she was worried about liking it. Not to mention that everything reads like a foreign language to someone not used to the ingredients. So, she asked the waitress what someone who’s not a vegetarian would find tasty.

The final decision, a tempeh bacon lettuce tomato (TBLT) sandwich for her, and the french onion lentil soup of the day for my uncle. There was a lot of flavor in the TBLT, served on a homemade bun, and it was a hit. So too was the bite from my reuben made with seitan. My uncle also enjoyed his soup, though the homemade cornbread remained mostly untouched.

(Incidentally, I forgot to mention my Mom and I had Mother’s Day brunch there as well. Half-way through our meal the line practically extended out the door. Anyway, she had the cornbread pancakes and thought they were delicious.)

We finished the meal with a huge piece of chocolate cake, split between the three of us, and a happy waitress who admitted she had been worried too at the outset. ;)

A lovely afternoon with family — technically, a belated birthday present — which we capped off with some coffee at Borders Books. Thank you both for taking the plunge and sharing in some of “my” food with me. Glad you liked it!

2 Responses to “It’s Vegan, Not Boring”

  1. Mom says:

    The brunch was wonderful and I would recommend Cafe Indigo to anyone (need not be vegan to enjoy good food).

  2. Erin says:

    Thank you, Mom. :)

    BTW, the cornbread pancakes on the sampler plate you got were so good I finally switched up my usual and ordered that the last time I was there for brunch.

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